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Great place to take a break from the beech!

We visited Zone 3, €1 for the car & €1 pp, we also rented a Pedlo for €13 ph which was great... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Laurence S
via mobile
Beautiful area

Love this region. Lovely scenery and great for walking/hiking. Plenty of small towns and villages... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Geoff W
East Preston, West Sussex United Kingdom
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17 May 2017
“Great place to take a break from the beech!”
4 May 2017
“Beautiful area”
Ardales, Spain
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Zone 3, €1 for the car & €1 pp, we also rented a Pedlo for €13 ph which was great fun. The guy in the reception was friendly enough & surprisingly drinks & snacks etc where not over priced. We wished we had...More

Thank Laurence S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Love this region. Lovely scenery and great for walking/hiking. Plenty of small towns and villages where you can get good local food and drink and at reasonable prices. Plenty to explore.

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 7 April 2017

These stunning lakes are well worth a visit and for us preferential to the chaotic beaches of the costa del Sol for swimming and recreation. We hired pedalos to entertain the kids and at 12 euro for 2 hours it was well worth the money...More

Thank Wilderness101
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The best view point over the lakes is NOT mirador dos embalses starting at restaurant El Mirador but is Mirador des tres embalses starting 1 km further over the second dam between the Guadalhorce and Guadalteba rivers direction Ronda. There is a sign, you can...More

3  Thank Marc P
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We rented a 2-person kayak for an hour, for 11E - money really well spent. The reservoir/lake was a little low on water, but it didn't detract from the fab experience. The water was quite clear and lovely to swim in, and the huge fish...More

Thank Clayre66
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went at the end of September, water was so refreshing. Would recommend wearing jelly shoes, it's quite rocky. Kayaking and pedalos available all day and there are picnic benches and BBQ spots. Perfect day out.

Thank Marshall883
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

As a photographer the Ardales National Park is just an amazing place to create atmospheric images for my customers. I have visited this are many time in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

Thank SJ L
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to relax and have a bbq. Nice activities. A must see if you are around this are. Close to the entrance of Caminito del Rey.

Thank Alexandru G
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This absolutely stunning area of turquoise lakes set amongst pine covered mountains is a perfect place to spend the day or, as we did, camp for a couple of nights. The facilities are good, we hired kayaks to explore the lakes, the fishing rods got...More

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning lakes, fun activities including pedalos, kayaks and paddle boarding. We stopped at La Isla Zona Recreativa and paid €1 for the car, €1 per adult and €0.5 per child. Take a picnic and travel light. The walk from the carpark is v steep -...More

Thank hkm77
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Hi where to park, we have hired a car but unsure where the best place is to go, we want to hire the pedal boats Thanks
7 August 2016|
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Response from mike o | Reviewed this property |
Head to ardeles but just stay on main road do not go in town then next turning takes you into the lakes. Drive on then for 3kms til you see lakes on left and then as soon as you enter forested area it's in your let left... More
Leslie W
How to get there from Marbella
9 July 2016|
Response from Alex P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Leslie, Best way from Marbella would be to hire a car & drive, not sure re public transport, if that is your preffered option best to go to Malaga first then take it from there, by train to Ardales... More